Unless you've just returned from a secluded space expedition to another galaxy, you know that "Hamilton" has been huge. Actually, we're pretty sure even if you've been hanging out on Mars, you've found a way to enter to win a ticket to the nearly-impossible-to-access show.
Which leaves the natural question: What is "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller (who also produced hit Broadway shows such as "Rent" and "Avenue Q") doing with his hard-earned dough? While we can't say for sure, we do know that a $500,000 home renovation on Manhattan's Upper West Side is in the budget.
In March, on an 8-unit townhouse at 36 Riverside Drive, but at the time, it was unknown if he planned to rent out the property or transform it into his own home. Now, however, has uncovered records filed with New York City that show Sellers is planning to convert the building into a mansion, complete with a rooftop terrace.
The Department of Buildings records show that the Upper West Side building will be expanded from five stories to six stories, gaining an additional 1,000 square feet. The applicant of record is Brooklyn-based .
Seller also owns a unit just a few blocks down the street at 54 Riverside Drive with his partner Joshua Lehrer. We don't blame them for the location — Riverside Drive is nestled against the city's massive Riverside Park, which offers four miles of waterfront lawns, landmarks and recreational areas by the Hudson River.
Who knows. Maybe Seller takes walks by the water for his Tony Award-winning inspiration. Whatever he does, by the looks of the show's success, it's working — in case his private mansion renovation wasn't proof enough.
An overhead view of Riverside Drive and the adjacent Riverside Park on Manhattan's Upper West Side.